Vocaloids at SLEA MusicLAB Lazy Sunday Show

Konnichiwaa! A VOCALOID “vocalist”, “character”, or “mascot” (unofficial terminology) refers heavily to an illustrated character of a VOCALOID™-powered voice bank, although a product name or miscellaneous representation (like an avatar) can be included.

From a technical point of view, Vocaloid (ボーカロイド, Bōkaroido) is a singing voice synthesizer software product. Its signal processing part was developed through a joint research project led by Kenmochi Hideki at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, in 2000 and was not originally intended to be a full commercial project. Backed by the Yamaha Corporation, it developed the software into the commercial product “Vocaloid” that was released in 2004.

From a creative point of view, this technology has allowed the birth of real celebrities as Hatsune Miku, which has been producing music and amazing live shows with enormous success for years, to the point that recently a fan of hers wanted to marry her even though she is a hologram.

Hatsune Miku and friends

When i say unbelievable success, i’m not kidding: her song World is Mine has entered the worldwide top 10 of the most downloaded singles on iTunes since its first week on sale.

Miku al David Letterman show

Obviously Hatsune and his family also have admirers in Second Life, avatar replicas of holograms. Isn’t that a beautiful short circuit?

A whole sim dedicated to vocaloid, Hatsune Miku’s Vocaloid World, spread this passion which is expressed in wild concerts. You can find video, pitcures and infos at dedicated site SL Anime Stars.

I am therefore very happy that a date of their worldwide (virtual) tour is hosted by MusicLAB, an honor. Thank you!

Join us Sunday Aug. 14 9AM (SLT) at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA4/31/206/1981

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